Do You Have Cholera

Tochi Ugwulebo

What is Cholera

Cholera is a bacterial disease causing severe diarrhea and dehydration, usually spread in water, can kill with hours if left untreated
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-Treatable by a medical professional

-Spreads through contaminated food or water

-Requires a medical diagnosis

-Lab tests or imaging always required

-Short term/resolves within days to weeks

How do you know you have it?

Some symptoms are diarrhea and dehydration. Rarely, shock and seizures may occur in severe cases, pain in the abdomen, nausea, severe diarrhea, vomiting, or watery diarrhea, dehydration, lethargy, or water electrolyte imbalance

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Some treatments includes rehydration, IV fluids, and antibiotics, and or oral rehydration therapy. Some helpful doctors- Infectious disease doctor which treats infections, Gastroenterologist who focuses on the digestive system and its disorders. Travel medicine manages health concerns for international travelers.Pediatrician provides medical care for infants, children, and teenagers.


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